Why Was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 SO AWESOME?!

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • Modern Warfare 2 was the big turning point in the Call of Duty series for many fans. While COD 4 was unanimously acclaimed and well-received, MW2 did not enjoy the same level of praise. So what's the deal? Was this game nothing more than a product of it's time? Or is there some secret formula to the franchises success hidden away?
    Only one way to find out...

    ____TIME STAMPS____
    0:00 - Introduction
    4:28 - Campaign/Story Analysis
    17:34 - Campaign Gameplay & Criticisms
    21:39 - Multiplayer, Weapons, Perks, Class Customization
    29:42 - Killstreaks
    34:43 - Map Design
    41:33 - Spec Ops
    43:27 - Conclusion

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  • The Act Man
    The Act Man  Month ago +3220


    ____TIME STAMPS____
    0:00 - Introduction
    4:28 - Campaign/Story Analysis
    17:34 - Campaign Gameplay & Criticisms
    21:39 - Multiplayer, Weapons, Perks, Class Customization
    29:42 - Killstreaks
    34:43 - Map Design
    41:33 - Spec Ops
    43:27 - Conclusion

  • Turmerrie Of Turmeria
    Turmerrie Of Turmeria 10 hours ago

    Why do you sound like Wreck It Ralph?? I love it!

  • TLCGaming 1995
    TLCGaming 1995 14 hours ago

    Skill mw2 pros get the nuke good old days

  • Enten Trash
    Enten Trash 19 hours ago

    We want now why was modern warfare 3 so ehh

  • MrCervantesent
    MrCervantesent 19 hours ago

    MW2 had the best LMGS.. Each had wonderful SFXs, and when you use Stopping Power... Holy mother of god was it awesome!

  • Scrubbernaut10
    Scrubbernaut10 20 hours ago

    Act man, can you please review GTA San Andreas?

  • Raiden Dark
    Raiden Dark Day ago

    make one for Modern warfare 3

  • Joshua de Graaf
    Joshua de Graaf Day ago

    I honestly only like MW2 for the spec ops and campaign, MWR has better multiplayer

  • chris cruz
    chris cruz Day ago

    if you look up this game his vid came up

  • chris cruz
    chris cruz Day ago

    very realistic

  • TheBanjoShow
    TheBanjoShow Day ago

    Talk about leading questions, what if i didn't think mw2 was "SO AWESOME?!", clickbait monster.

  • random kids from cherry street

    35:08 *presses omega button*

  • armykiller96
    armykiller96 Day ago

    I loved that commercial I saw it a lot and laughed everytime

  • Gabriel McCormick


  • Stranger !!1!!1
    Stranger !!1!!1 Day ago

    I generally love spec ops me and my bro used to play that a fuck ton

  • Tino Mcfadyen
    Tino Mcfadyen Day ago

    14:40 I don’t think you’re allowed to play that at all considering angry joe got copyright for the use of “lion sleeps tonight” for 4 SECONDS

  • communist snake
    communist snake Day ago

    I played no Russian when I was like six and now I'm a sycopath

  • Stranger !!1!!1
    Stranger !!1!!1 Day ago

    Good to see another intelligent person on the planet.

  • Cowieman25 Moo!
    Cowieman25 Moo! Day ago

    It’s so... So... VERY REALISTIC!

  • something good
    something good Day ago

    Dude all your videos are fucking great

  • Silahis Casino
    Silahis Casino Day ago +1

    @lsowe mw3!!!!!!!

  • justin bowe
    justin bowe Day ago

    If they ever remaster Modern Warfare 2 wouldn't it be cool to find Shepherd's body in rust with the knife still in his eye but you can take the knife and equip it?

  • I zilux I
    I zilux I Day ago +3

    You know you have a good map when people start naming the areas of them

  • FunboxPhillips
    FunboxPhillips 2 days ago

    mha hears...

  • SirGrizzlypfote
    SirGrizzlypfote 2 days ago

    I do love the no russian level

  • Painted Jacket
    Painted Jacket 2 days ago


    Can You do mortal kombat 11 review

  • noahsson
    noahsson 2 days ago

    I think waw have better anouncers.

  • BucBoy63
    BucBoy63 2 days ago

    Only 9 days played? What a scrub

  • hacker hacker
    hacker hacker 2 days ago

    the famas excel in mid to close range encounters and has a 3 burst shot

    the model 1887 is a sniper rifle that shoots a 100 inch tv at mach 4 thats good at every range and the devs put in the wrong category

  • Coltic
    Coltic 2 days ago

    Cod is a great example of the newest may not be the best

  • Mr blind man
    Mr blind man 2 days ago

    This man deserves a subscription he's fuckin hilarious

  • Juan Chavez
    Juan Chavez 2 days ago +1

    “Why was Modern Warfare 2 So Awesome?!”
    Me: Just what the doctor ordered

  • Mr blind man
    Mr blind man 2 days ago

    The decline in Call of Dutys story telling is completely false! Nearly every single COD has been absolutely AMAZING. BO3 wasn't horrible with its campaign but every single COD other than that one was amazing....

  • Ghost Games
    Ghost Games 2 days ago

    I fucking died at the ac130 part great video man!

  • 6HotelBravo
    6HotelBravo 2 days ago

    Loved that whiskey hotel music st the end

  • newest bear
    newest bear 3 days ago

    Well put together video.

  • ANS_PainfulRage
    ANS_PainfulRage 3 days ago

    Makarov can't get a gf because he is an inch under 6 ft

  • willy big show
    willy big show 3 days ago

    'And the world just Fuckin watched'

  • willy big show
    willy big show 3 days ago

    'What the hell kind of a name is Soap'

  • Michael Calo
    Michael Calo 3 days ago

    I know it started the shit show of enhanced mobility but I think you should review advanced warfare. I think it is fun and a good game to me but I would like to see your opinion on the game.

  • Corrupted
    Corrupted 3 days ago


  • Hazard Omar
    Hazard Omar 3 days ago

    This game is better then all epic games industry

  • Lantern 501
    Lantern 501 3 days ago +1

    I think the reason the Russians jumped straight to war after finding an American among the attackers is because they were already itching to fight. They didn't look too hard because they just wanted the excuse to go to war.

  • LVL3TV
    LVL3TV 3 days ago

    wholly hell i loved MW2 so much it actually caused me to gain 100lbs and not work for over a year lmao just game straight 24/7

  • Human Grunt
    Human Grunt 4 days ago

    ghost is cool and all, but i prefer gaz

  • Pedro Arthur
    Pedro Arthur 4 days ago

    What the hell kinda name is Lil Uzi Vert?

  • Trey Thatcher
    Trey Thatcher 4 days ago

    I remember all my friends in middle school talking about MW2 coming out and I asked my mom for it. She bought me the bundle which came with the MW2 Xbox. It still collects dust but I love that game.

  • Zake’s Dubs
    Zake’s Dubs 4 days ago

    Good video Act! It was so good that I went out and bought the game again!

  • auseri
    auseri 4 days ago +1

    Ok we get it, Cocaine.

  • Jesus Leyva
    Jesus Leyva 4 days ago +1

    Do MW3 Next The Act Man

  • Pond/Tame
    Pond/Tame 4 days ago

    Cuz Anakin had the low ground haha funny asl

  • e dups
    e dups 4 days ago +3

    The Russians go to war without much investigation into the attack because the Ultranationalist hardliners wanted it. Even though Vorshevsky was hesitant, the extreme wing of the party needed a justification, one that it got from the attack

  • Dre Has the Best Beats
    Dre Has the Best Beats 4 days ago +1

    "A popular, new video game actually allows you to be a terrorist and kill people."
    There are so many things wrong with what he described MW2 as.
    1. You're not a terrorist in "No Russian;" you're an undercover agent disguised as a terrorist.
    2. Your character in "No Russian" was forced to take part in that attack; he practically had no choice.
    3. Desecrating a game like that by saying that one thing is very immature and wrong on many levels. That'd be like saying, "Hey, I saw this new game that allows you to conquer a whole world, take its natural habitats and slaughter and cook the animals within them, and even steal natural resources from the land."
    I'm referring to Minecraft.

  • Xenomex Pulse
    Xenomex Pulse 4 days ago +1


  • Brotastic Friend
    Brotastic Friend 5 days ago +4

    13:36 "I will say, sometimes its nice to have a cocaine binge from time to time. JK! I dont condone the use of illegal drugs."
    -The Act Man that is about to be hit by debris from a satellite because of a nuke...... in space.

  • Warren Pellacani
    Warren Pellacani 5 days ago

    Spec ops was so fun with the family or with a friend on split screen!!! Just like the co-op campaign in WaW

  • Rasmus Johansson
    Rasmus Johansson 5 days ago

    So, when do we get:

    Why Was The Act Man SO AWESOME?!

    And when do we get:

    Billiam Was Weird

  • Adrian De Anda
    Adrian De Anda 5 days ago

    Yeah I can't beleive they complain about you being a terroist in COD MW2 when in GTA YOUR ALWAYS A FUCKING TERRORIST YOU KILL PEOPLE AND BLOW EVERYTHING UP and I don't see anyone complaining.

  • Chandler Mott
    Chandler Mott 5 days ago

    Only 9 days? Rookie numbers. I've got over 60 days

  • docmass15
    docmass15 5 days ago

    rip ghost

  • Walter Clements
    Walter Clements 5 days ago

    mettacrtic dont know shit

  • akagami Rin
    akagami Rin 5 days ago +1

    i'm waiting for Why Was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 SO AWESOME?!

  • Greninja Gamer
    Greninja Gamer 5 days ago

    My brother just got this game

  • just a random browser

    I don't really like modern warfare 2. it's a good game but they're just one thing that I just don't like about it it's when Shepherd kills roach and ghost. So ghost and Roach are what I call plot purpose characters want to go somewhere and they need a plane to get there, the character is able to get the plane but during their time in New York the character that got the planes dies in a car crash that's pretty much what I call Plot purpose characters.

  • Byoself _
    Byoself _ 5 days ago

    "To easy and chaotic" thats just life bitches.

  • Tolerzen
    Tolerzen 5 days ago

    I don’t think Sand is white

  • matty dodd
    matty dodd 5 days ago

    Because i hacked their questionairre when they were developing mw2... and I made the top 10 answers all my great ideas... true story

  • Kirby64955
    Kirby64955 6 days ago

    Fact man why would you diss my favorite map generic factory 3953

  • ACR_master
    ACR_master 6 days ago

    what if he did an analysis on frontlines: fuel of war?

  • AddictedToSpeed
    AddictedToSpeed 6 days ago

    I miss it

  • David Nelson
    David Nelson 6 days ago

    Man, 2000-2010 was the golden age of gaming. Halo 1, 2, and 3, COD 4, MW2, black ops, gears of war, splinter cell chaos theory, the list goes on. I’m so thankful to have been a part of it and feel sorry today’s gamers only have mediocre COD games, remasters of games that aren’t as good as the original, and fortnight. Maybe someday the glory days will return

  • bubba bojanglez
    bubba bojanglez 6 days ago

    Thanks for making this video, very entertaining.

  • Ηλιας Τσιμπιδης


  • Master Razor
    Master Razor 6 days ago +1

    Yeah, stupid dank memes with the MLG crap was cringy.

  • Tommy Briggs
    Tommy Briggs 6 days ago

    Link to the Copyright song with the black sir/man/transgender crying?

    ZUCCFAIL GAMING 6 days ago

    You HAVE to do a review on cod 4 or the remastered, love your vids dude. Keep it up :)

  • Danny D
    Danny D 6 days ago

    I played many MP FPS, all the COD and Battlefield have to offer, any I damn miss COD MW2 MP maps, loadouts, weapons. I completely agree with you about MW2 MP. I miss it so much, once in a while, I plug in m ps3, insert MW2, and try to play Online MP, but most of the time, no other players. I really hope they bring back MW2 in campaign AND MP.

  • Leo Rojas
    Leo Rojas 6 days ago

    dude it is cod 4 on a cocaine binge

  • Dave Supreme
    Dave Supreme 6 days ago

    hey man could you do a video on MW3? but keep up the amazing work bro!

  • _ Dynamix
    _ Dynamix 6 days ago

    MW2 Story got seriously carried by Hans Amadeus Zimmer

  • Simon B
    Simon B 6 days ago

    Next time: Why modern warfare 3 was so bad?!

  • Tashi Tranquilizer
    Tashi Tranquilizer 6 days ago

    9 Days of your life? I had 2 Weeks of it sucked in !

  • Joshua ICXC NIKA Matthew


  • Sheff M
    Sheff M 7 days ago

    Mw2 was the game that made me enjoy days coming from school 4th grade was hard bruh Lmaoo

  • James Larkin
    James Larkin 7 days ago

    Love it so much you've put 9 days in, I think i have around 55

  • Abdullah Husseini
    Abdullah Husseini 7 days ago

    When you find out that the ACS module download speed is faster than yours... :')

  • lil dev
    lil dev 7 days ago

    Rose are red,
    My surgery was botched,
    I lost 30,000 men in the blink of an eye
    And the world just fucking watched

  • Michael Collins
    Michael Collins 7 days ago

    bro when you played the music at the airport HAHA. I was 9 when i played this and never got to fully understand why the russians invaded america even tho i just fucking ruined people at the airport one mission prior, and i always asked my brothers about it and whats going on and asking stupid questions about the game. But growing up and playing MWR and getting the full story it all makes sense. And truly is one of the greats in COD history.

  • Justin Bruso
    Justin Bruso 7 days ago

    Agree so much with you about this game. Was by far my favorite. Good video

  • Venom FPS
    Venom FPS 7 days ago

    Best Call of Duty, and one of the best Fps tittles in the past decade

    Change my mind.

  • froxtx ttv
    froxtx ttv 7 days ago


  • PittsburghPenguins8771

    14:39 when real men cried

  • Nile1899
    Nile1899 7 days ago

    Cod 4, WAW, MW2, BO1, MW3 (for the most part), and BO2 are the golden age of COD. Everything after it hasn't been the same although BO4 isn't too bad. Also, can you do MW3 next pleaseeee?

  • mv0921_ _
    mv0921_ _ 7 days ago

    1 million views for a ganw older then your moms.. tells u a lot about the game . Long live mw2 fuck bo4 bo3 fuck them burn it and burn blackout

  • Jason Figueroa
    Jason Figueroa 7 days ago

    Please do a MW3 review

  • Erfan Jalaeeyan
    Erfan Jalaeeyan 8 days ago

    MW2 is the best COD ever.Everything about this game was amazing maps,weapons,story ,missions
    You could easily play it for hours.For me nothing was better than shooting and playing with M4A1 acog.Sad to see how gaming has changed

  • Monk Man
    Monk Man 8 days ago

    Campaign was cool but mp was a shit show.

  • Thot Officer #69
    Thot Officer #69 8 days ago

    Sadly things will reign and fall. And sadly that has happened to COD

  • Russian Bot
    Russian Bot 8 days ago

    9 days aint too bad. I have 1000 hours (41 days) in CSGO and ARMA2... each...

  • N8
    N8 8 days ago